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  • Hardcover: 3104 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 5th Revised edition edition (1 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781779421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781779425
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 30.2 x 12.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 956,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 01-FEB-00, Volume 24, Issue 2, John R. Goldblum, MD -- Praise for the previous edition: "I found the third edition of Diagnostic Surgical Pathology to be a significant update and improvement over the second edition (which itself was excellent...). The differences in text and photomicrographs certainly warrant a place on any surgical pathologist's bookshelf, even for those with the second edition."-American Journal of Surgical Pathology --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By francesca on 24 Dec. 2012
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great book with very beautiful images, easy to consult, very detailed, highly reccommended for pathologists -even beginners - a first choice in its category.
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Abbreviation overload 8 Jun. 2004
By Pathology Resident - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Of course Sternberg is one of the leading sources of general surgical pathology information and the book lives up to its reputation with adequate discussions of each topic with relatively good microscopic descriptions and information on special stains (unlike the new Rosai/Ackerman). However,consistently, he gives the name of an entity in one place in the books/volumes and then every where else it is only reffered to by its abbreviation. So now if you don't remember the abbreviation you have to hunt for it ealier in the chapter or in other chapters all together. And of course the abbreviation is not in the glossary nor is there a seperate index of abbreviations. I find that this adds unnecessary distractions and time to what should be smooth studying.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Excellent resource 4 Nov. 2009
By resident - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
When I initially received my copies of the new Sternberg I was concerned that the volumes' lighter weight would translate into deficits in content. After using the new edition during two busy months on the surg path service, however, I have found it to be even more substantive than its predecessor (apparently we can thank the new edition's improved portability to slightly thinner pages and smaller text). Because I store my old edition at work and my new copies at home, there have been multiple instances when, after initially reviewing a section while previewing at the office, I have returned home and been met with a more reader-friendly and content-rich review in the new edition. Even without these improvements the new edition would be worth purchasing for the images alone. The quantity and quality of the images are greatly improved from the previous edition, and the photographs almost uniformly lack the awkward blue backgrounds, poor contrast, overbearing fuchsias etc. that plague so many pathology publications. While some readers have taken issue with the changes in tone and areas of redundancy inherent to a multi-authored book, I have found it far more reassuring to take advice from the experts in each field than from a single source. I have minor complaints about certain subtopics, most notably the portion on vascular tumors of the bone, but overall have found the new edition to be an excellent investment.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
great book 7 Dec. 2009
By Eric - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent book. It is helpful to have a single reference for the vast majority of your needs in surgical pathology. Obviously, it can't be everything. You sacrifice consistent style for the variety of authors -- similarly this translates into some sections being easier to use than others. Also, at times I want more pictures, but then this is not an atlas. Overall, I have found most of the sections to be of high quality, with good information and good pictures. I am very happy with my purchase.

Recommendations for the next edition:
1. even more pictures
2. even more charts comparing diseases or features
3. inset boxes with key features in each disease
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Cons and Pros 15 Oct. 2010
By Pathoboy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
A highly uneven text. Lucid chapters are interspersed with idiosyncratic (and, frankly, poorly-written) ones. The occasional chapter rambles its convoluted way to near-incomprehensibility. Many entities have key descriptive features buried within verbiage. Picture reproduction is (very) unsatisfactory, with a chromatic skew towards pink. Picture size has shrunk from the previous edition. The font is perversely minuscule, and extremely thin paper is used (those of us who highlight - pick one's pen wisely, or the other printed page might well be ruined). This latest edition of a classic text is still worth spending time (and money) on (not least for the incorporation of latest WHO classifications and IHC stains). The recommendation cannot but be with many reservations though.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Sloppy 14 Oct. 2009
By path resident - Published on Amazon.com
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The content of the book is thorough, although some authors do a much better job organizing their chapters than others do. The big advantage of this series lies in the histologic descriptions of each pathologic entity. That being said, a *huge* drawback is the sloppy editing. There are numerous misspellings, incorrect or inconsistent information, and mislabeling of figures - inexcusable in a fifth edition. These inaccuracies are frustrating, and I constantly question whether or not the information I'm reading is actually correct. Whenever I sit down to read, I keep a bottle of white-out nearby to correct the numerous mistakes I find. If you're looking for a surg path textbook, I'd recommend buying Rosai.
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